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McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843
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Photograph of a drawing of Reverend Thomas McCulloch

Item is a glass plate of a drawing of Rev. Thomas McCulloch, D.D. The drawing by Arthur Lismer itself is based on a painting of McCulloch by Daniel Munro. The drawing was commissioned and used for history books on Dalhousie University, like One hundred years of Dalhousie 1818-1918 (1920), and Daniel Cobb Harvey's, An introduction to the history of Dalhousie (1938).

Sample of short hand notes by President Thomas McCulloch

Item is a single sheet of paper, folded to form four pages, excerpted from a diary or journal. The excerpt is a sample of shorthand notes taken by Thomas McCulloch relating to sermons. Language on the page is most likely Latin, except for the dates that McCulloch was recording.

President’s Office fonds

  • UA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2004
This fonds consists of photographs; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings; pamphlets and posters; Dalhousie publications and other printed material; student and personnel files; correspondence; manuscripts; reports created by or reviewed by senior administration; financial materials including accounts payable and receivable documents, budgets, and ledgers; legal documents, including deeds and leases; diaries; scrapbooks; meeting minutes and agendas; academic plans; speeches; and other documents related to the senior administration’s sphere of responsibility.

Dalhousie University. Office of the President.

Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

  • MS-2-41
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1865
Fonds consists of Thomas McCulloch Jr.'s correspondence with various persons and organizations, manuscripts, and documents from McCulloch's visit(s) to France.

McCulloch, Thomas, Jr.

Reproduction of a pastel drawing of Thomas McCulloch

Item is a reproduction of a pastel drawing of Thomas McCulloch, the first president of Dalhousie University. The drawing was produced by Munro of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The original drawing was created by Daniel Munro in 1850, after an older drawing hanging in Wellington Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, Scotland. The drawing was given to Dalhousie as a centennial gift by Isabella McCulloch in 1939.

Photographs of Thomas McCulloch

File contains photographs of Thomas McCulloch, the first President of Dalhousie University. The photographs are reproductions of drawings or paintings of McCulloch. The file also includes a very poor photocopy of a letter from Isabella McCulloch.

Rev. Thomas McCulloch, D.D. First president, 1838–1843 : [drawing]

Item is an Arthur Lismer portrait of Thomas McCulloch (based on an 1850 painting by Daniel Munro), rendered in pen and ink on paper and mounted on illustration board. Also within the folder is a partial label originally taped to the drawing that gives its title and "no. 7 —", probably referring to its suggested placement in the order of illustrations that appear in One Hundred Years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920), the publication for which it was commissioned. The image was reproduced in D.C. Harvey, An Introduction to the History of Dalhousie University (1938).

Annie Logan Barnwell's scrapbook of Pictou Academy's history

  • MS-2-177, SF Box 83, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1920-1970
The item is a hard-backed, ribbon-bound scrapbook compiled by the donor comprising newspapers clipping, photographs, correspondence and notes about the history of Pictou Academy.

Annie Logan Barnwell

Photograph of the unveiling of plaques for Dalhousie's three first presidents

Item consists of four copies of a photograph taken during the unveiling of plaques in honour of Dalhousie University's first three presidents. The photograph shows J.W. (Lucky) Logan (BA. 1894, MA 1909); Miss McCulloch (granddaughter of Thomas McCulloch, Dalhousie's first president); Mrs. James Ross (daughter-in-law of James Ross, Dalhousie's second president); Miss Jean Forrest (daughter of John Forrest, Dalhousie's third president); and Arthur Stanley MacKenzie (President) standing on the front steps of the Forrest Building with the three plaques.

Hayward, J.C.M.

Photograph of a painting of Thomas McCulloch

Item is a photograph of a painting of Thomas McCulloch, the first president of Dalhousie University. The painting shows McCulloch sitting in an armchair and reading. The painting was created by Donald C. MacKay in 1955. The back of the photograph is stamped with the year 1981.

Mackay, D.C.

The Impossible Museum fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2018-2020

Fonds contains a selection of documents, drawings, material samples, and images collected by D'Arcy Wilson and Lisa Bouraly during a two-year research project focused on Thomas McCulloch and Andrew Downs. The fonds is part of an exhibition, the "Impossible Museum," curated by Lisa Bouraly and featuring works by D'Arcy Wilson and Amy Malbeuf. The exhibition is presented by Eyelevel Gallery in the Thomas McCulloch Museum in the Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre from March 5 to April 30, 2020.

Material includes a selection of texts and notes tracing Bouraly's research while preparing the exhibition. These documents were selected by Wilson from Bouraly's collection. Fonds also includes an encapsulated drawing of Thomas McCulloch, material swatches linked to one of the works in the exhibition, scraps and drawings left over from a collage, photographs of works in progress, a copy of the exhibition essay, and other material related to the exhibition. Fonds also includes photocopies of several nineteenth century texts reviewed by Bouraly during her research.

The file box includes a pair of white gloves and a list of materials in the box.

Wilson, D'Arcy